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Trail Runner


I enjoy running on trails so much more than I enjoy running on streets. Don't get me wrong I will run anywhere I can because I love running.  Running in the woods just makes me feel so care free, no cars, less people, beautiful scenery. Last week I had the opportunity to run an event called Quadzilla. It was a 15K trail run and it was a blast. First of all I made it to the start with only minutes to spare. My husband was kind enough to drive to me to the race which was over an hour and twenty minutes from our home and then we someone missed an exit. We were hoping to get there at 7 am and got there at 7:25. Oops. Anyway I did not let that stop me from having a good run. I quickly grabbed my race bib pinned it on my shorts and headed over to the start. Since I got there so late I just lined up and the back of the pack.


There was some walking almost immediately after the race started which is always frustrating but it comes with the territory. Its hard to fit over 350 people on single track trail in the woods when we all start at the same time. I had kind of wished at this point that I was up further at the start but looking back this probably saved me to finish the race feeling as strong as I did. Had I been up front I would have went out much faster and probably fried my legs by mile 4. My legs felt great during the entire event. It was very hot and I was surprised as to how much open trail there was on the course. I was wishing for more shade during a July trail run!



The hills were great. I am by no means an amazing hill runner but I do love a challenge and Quadzilla gave us just that. Im very happy I signed up and Im even more happy that my husband came with me!  The event staff and volunteers were great and I freaking love the shirts we got for signing up. The race was really enjoyable and if you live in Southeastern PA I would recommend you sign up for it next year.

PS check out them calves!!!

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